I think this move is overdue, and it should have been taken before now as the exploding Smartphones have been an issue even before we started hearing of accidents here in the U.S. Samsung didn’t notify the U.S as reports have shown, and that was one of the reasons the federal consumer safety regulators have held back from announcing a recall.
Even after receiving over 91 reports of overheating batteries, 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage as a result of the fire caused by the battery explosion, the company has been lackluster in dealing with the U.S market and has held back from notifying the safety office of a recall earlier.
Well, the agency has now announced that all Galaxy Note 7 users will be getting a free replacement from Samsung. By September 21, the new devices will have been in most stores, so they can visit the retail outlet they got the Smartphone for a replacement. Users will also get a refund if they do not wish to get a replacement of the Smartphone.